World Geography Syllabus

Course Title: World Geography

Teacher Name: Mr. Yustino Hong_        Subject: World Geography CP  

Block: 1st / 2nd  Block                                                     Room: 217

Teacher Email:                    Teacher phone number: EXT 1421

Available Tutoring Time: 7:30-8:00 AM -Wednesday / Thursday    Conference Time: 5th Block

Class Preparation:

-       An open mind and strong work ethic.

-       Pen / Pencil

-       Spiral / 3 Ring Binder that you may leave in class.

o   Free Writing

o   Notes/ Handouts

o   Graded Work


-       THINK! Be able to think and learn from multiple perspectives!

-       Development of common social and political values.

-       Economic influences, westward expansion, evolution of the national government

-       Two-party political system, the Presidents, and the Presidency.

-       Industrialization, technology, and global markets.

Course Description:



World Geography Units

-       Unit 1: Geography Tools & Skills

-       Unit 2: Physical Geography

-       Unit 3: Human Geography

-       Unit 4: Change

-       Unit 5: Political Geography

-       Unit 6: Globalization of Economics

Grading policy:

-       60% Major Assignments: Tests, Reports, Projects

-       40% Minor Assignments: Daily Classwork, Homework, Quizzes, Spiral Checks, Exit Slips

Course Expectations:

I will be using the district grading policy to determine your average after every grading period which can be found on the Sharyland ISD website.

There will be a major assignment due every 2 weeks whether it be a test, report, or a project. All students will be given 3 additional days to make up a major assignment if late (with a progressive grade penalty of 10 points per day).

Progress reports will be sent home at the end of the three-week period for all students which will include at least 1 major assignment. I strongly encourage parents to schedule parent conferences with me so that we may be able to work together to discuss your progress in the class.

Students with an excused absence from school will have the opportunity to make up missing work at the rate of one day for one day missed, with a maximum of five days. Students who are absent but had prior notice of a major assignment must complete the assignment on the first day back to school. Students will receive a zero for any major or minor assignment not made up within the allotted time.


 Statement for Academic Dishonesty: Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of our school.  No student shall cheat or copy the work of another. Plagiarism, the use of another person's original ideas or writings as one's own without giving credit to the true author, will be considered cheating, and the student will be subject to academic discipline that may include loss of credit for the work in question.

CLASSROOM NORMS: What Works for Me

RESPECT—Respect others, their property, and their right to learn.  Students are expected to treat other classmates and the teacher with respect and courtesy.

RESPONSIBILITY—Come to class every day with the required materials. Be prepared and ready to participate. If you are absent from class, you are responsible for your make-up work. I will not hunt you down.

BELL-TO-BELL—Be seated and on task when the bell rings and wait for me to dismiss you (not the bell) at the end of the period.

ASSIGNMENTS—Assignments are due at the beginning of class. 

LEAVING THE ROOM—Visit the restroom, water fountain, etc., on your own time. If you must leave the room, first ask permission.

CELL PHONES—See above information regarding “respect.” Unless I direct you to use them, they need to be put away.

BYOD Policy:

SISD Policy states that students are only able to use their devices with a classroom teacher’s permission for educational purposes. Any phones out without permission will be confiscated and will be given back at the end of the class. Devices are never to be out during testing.